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  • Sigh...and so...I remove the 4 jaw...yet again...

    Hi guys...ya..Im still at the same place....still fabricating and running the lathe.
    Old clapped out 18" Mazak...that Im in love with.
    It has a splendid...almost new 4 jaw...that I also love.
    But...the boss...cant used it.."too hard to set up".
    So everytime I use the lathe I have to take off his worn out ol 3 jaw and put on the 4 jaw...then change
    back when Im done.
    I just cant turn things to "good enough" ;-)
    You guys taught me well.
    Thankyou
    Russ
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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    Were Your ears burning, I was thinking about you earlier today. It wasn't all bad either, surprisingly.

    Check in more often if possible.
    Make a little stub arbor for the three jaw and just chuck it in the four for your little sister... er ah... I mean boss.

    Steve

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    • #3
      I don't know how much your chucks weigh or how you change them. I suspect they're heavier than the one on my 10x24. I found some short pieces of pipe that are a nice slip fit into the spindle bore. I slip one into the bore, and snug it in the jaws before removing the chuck. It makes the job MUCH easier.
      Any products mentioned in my posts have been endorsed by their manufacturer.

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      • #4
        Steve...lol...good one!!
        Winchman....I built an electric jib crane for changing chucks and loading heavy stuff.
        These chucks are really heavy.
        I built a cool chuck hook also.
        I have tools I don't even know I own...

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        • #5
          Torker, that old Macdougal lathe that you had shares in keeps appearing on the Calgary Kijiji , it is in pieces in someone's yard in Cranbrook.

          http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ472666191

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          • #6
            Dang quasi....thats it. Me and the guy had a falling out.
            I spent 60 hours building a boring head for boring out the spindle saddles.
            Gave it to him after the dust settled.
            Guess he couldnt figure it out.
            The guy in the pic...no idea who he is.
            Sad seeing the ol girl outside tho.
            I have tools I don't even know I own...

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            • #7
              Tell the boss to get his own lathe to use his 3 jaw on.
              Andy

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              • #8
                ^^^^ That's what I would say as well. Maybe even botch up the mounting bolt as well so the wrench won't fit in anymore.

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                • #9
                  Good to hear from you Russ!
                  I just need one more tool,just one!

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                  • #10
                    Darin....hope you are well ol friend!!!!
                    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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                    • #11
                      Torker,

                      Really miss your posts. Hope all is well.

                      Bob

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